Bryn hides things in his art exhibits. See Obedience – part eight.
Byrn’s statement that in 2,000 BCE that most of the population could not read is accurate enough. But, it is a bit misleading because of Bryn’s reference to people of the day being less sophisticated than the people of today. Using a lack of reading skill to say there is a lack of sophistication is a non-sequituar.
Imagine. You need to run a business and a sheet of paper is yet to be invented. How do you keep track of things? How did you educate people? Record history, law, stories?
Until the 4th millennium BCE memory, or stated another way an oral tradition, was how the majority of business, law, accounting, storytelling, and religion were communicated and recorded. In the 4th millennium things were getting to the point memorization was to slow and there was too much to remember. But, that ‘oral’ tradition remained the choice of all but the wealthy elite into the first millennium AD. Paper did not come along until about 300 BCE.
The memorization abilities of the majority of people from that 5,000 years of history would likely have them considering us mentally handicapped with our weak memories… sophisticated?
Bryn’s acceptance of the ‘self contradictions’ said to be found in the bible as a basis for his interpretation of what was happening with Abraham and Isaac shows a shallow understanding of those issues. While Bryn’s imagination and talent are remarkable, so is his lack of curiosity.